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LAB-TESTS-ONLINE - Great Information on Lab Tests for Both Patient and Doctor.
Lab Tests Online is AACC’s award-winning, patient-centered public resource on clinical lab testing. Since launching in 2001, LABTESTSONLINE.ORG has provided over 300 million visitors with essential, peer-reviewed information about their lab tests—improving both health literacy and an understanding of the critical role the lab plays in healthcare. The information is provided through 15 country websites in 13 languages. AACC is a not-for-profit organization.
Note to PCS Members – An interview with George Linzer, the original Executive Producer of LTO, is available in our Video Library in the Members area of this site.
ClinLabNavigator provides a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals with more than 700 laboratory test interpretations, test utilization guidelines and transfusion guidelines.
Written by pathologist, Dr. Fred Plapp.
LabCorp Reference Links
LabCorp Service Center/Draw Station Locator
You can always call PCS, but now you can go directly to the Internet if that's more convenient and find the draw station nearest the patient's home.
After going to the site, just click the tab - "LABS & APPOINTMENTS", then type in the appropriate zip code to get a list of nearby locations. You can set the miles to any distance preferred.
Directory Of Services for LabCorp Test Information
Also, LabCorp's entire Directory of Services is available online. This will allow you to look-up information on any test by going to the following link and then clicking on the directory icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen. You can then use the alphabetic keypad to access information on any test, including CPT codes.
QUINTESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS - What To Do First, Next, & Last (In A Clinical Setting)
QA is a physiologically based, basic science driven, neurological hierarchy for the ordered application of clinical procedures and techniques.
Dr Walter Schmitt and Dr. Kerry McCord present the master work, Quintessential Applications. This is an amazing system of clinical analysis that will bring your patient outcomes to a new level. Please see this PDF overview for more information -
HEDBERG INSTITUTE: Online Functional Medicine Education
The Hedberg Institute provides practical, cutting-edge functional medicine education that will take your practice to the next level. You'll learn strategies that you can implement right away into your practice and achieve fast and highly effective clinical results with your patients.
Learn from the comfort of your own home without the time and expense required for live seminars. You'll get Dr. Hedberg's recommended lab tests that give you the information you need to help patients get well quickly and effectively. You'll also get all of Dr. Hedberg's protocols that have helped him build an internationally-based practice.
INFECTION CONNECTION - Functional Medicine Training in Infectious Disease
Authored by PCS education contributor, Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, this course is for health care practitioners who want to manage patients with stealth infections, Lyme disease, autoimmune diseases, and chronic illnesses caused by infections. Many stealth infections are connected with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, GI disorders, hormone imbalances, autoimmune diseases etc. You will learn how to identify and manage these as well.
Functional Medicine University - FMU
Functional Medicine University (FMU) is a leader in online education training for functional medicine. With approximately 3000 students in all 50 states and 68 countries, FMU has paved the road to helping health professionals master the science and art of functional medicine. Our 200 hour training program is approved for chiropractic and acupuncture continuing ed credits. We pride ourselves in teaching our students how to apply what they learn to their practices with the FMU MAP (Mindmap, Assessments and Protocols) We are also a provider for hours leading to the American Clinical Board of Nutrition Diplomate Degree.
GOLDEN SUNSHINE - Awesome Skin Care Products and Pain Relief Topicals with Chinese Herbs
Golden Sunshine has an excellent line of pain relief topicals with Chinese herbs incorporated. They seem a cut above and have worked well for us. A great line of skin care products is also available including liquid collagen and hyaluronic acid. Call Mimi and Richard at (800) 798-3977 for more information.
INTERNAL MEDICINE DABCI COURSE
We want to bring much deserved attention to the DABCI Chiropractic Internist program. It is a diplomate program, but any of the individual sessions are stand-alone learning events, and not at all limited to chiropractors. Clinicians of all walks of medicine will find profoundly applicable clinical information here. Dr. Bill Kleber, the program coordinator, teaches many of the sessions himself, but he has assembled an outstanding group of instructors, including such luminaries as Dr. Brandon Lundell and Dr. Nik Hedberg, to bring their specialized expertise to the program.
This program is offered in conjunction with the American Chiropractic Association Council on Internal Disorders
ACA COUNCIL ON NUTRITION
The ACA Council on Nutrition was founded in 1974 and held its first formal meeting in July of that year. It is now over 43 years!
The ACA Council on Nutrition’s mission is to "encourage and promote a more advanced knowledge and use of nutrition in the practice of chiropractic for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease."
The Council recognizes the importance of nutrition as an adjunct in the practice of chiropractic. It has set as its primary goal, the continuing education of the chiropractic physician as it relates to clinical nutrition.
The ACA Council on Nutrition promotes research in nutrition and encourages professional consultation with members of other professions. We encourage and promote a more advanced knowledge and use of nutrition in the practice of chiropractics.
The Council has instituted a series of on-going programs, which include:
Annual Symposiums - These are held with speakers of national and international reputation.
These Seminars help provide the opportunity, etc., for the chiropractic college student and practitioner alike to have dialogue with our speakers with national standing in the field of clinical nutrition.
THE AMERICAN CLINICAL BOARD OF NUTRITION
The American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN) was founded in 1986 and is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements for certification.
The ACBN is a certifying agency in nutrition.
The ACBN is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and was first and currently only certifying agency in nutrition to offer Diplomate status to all doctors in the health care field, beyond the doctorate level in the U.S. and Internationally.
Certificants of the ACBN hold the distinction of Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN)
A GREAT OPTION FOR ORTHOTIC INSOLES
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DR. DAVID BROWNSTEIN, MD: 888-647-5616
Books on Hormones; etc.
Dr. Brownstein is a leading holistic clinician who has written a number of easy to read books that cut to the chase and provide education and insight into evaluating and treating hormone dysfunctions, arthritis, iodine and salt issues. Dr. Brownstein has lectured for PCS and our new hormone panels were suggested by him. His books and videos are highly recommended and inexpensive.
eng3 CORPORATION - A Non-Invasive Drug Free Way to Initiate Cellular Repair
eng3 offers NanoVi devices to improve cellular activity. This patented technology produces precisely the same signal as the body naturally generates to initiate repair mechanisms. This signal is transferred to the user across a humidified airstream. NanoVi devices promote faster repair and recovery with measurable results. Call eng3 at (206) 525-0227 for more information.
THE INSTITUTE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
The Institute of Women's Health and Integrative Medicine is an educational and research organization whose mission is to provide advanced training to primary health care practitioners and to conduct and support clinical research in women's health and natural therapies and integrative medicine. The site features the blog of noted researcher and author, Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D.
MY LYME GUIDE - Tips & Tools to Manage Lyme Disease and Associated Illnesses
This 3-ring binder provides practical, mental/emotional, and spiritual tips related to oral and IV antibiotics, insurance paperwork management, and managing the family dynamics associated with Lyme disease. Twenty-two forms help to keep track of the paperwork associated with multi-system illnesses and to help save time and money. Written by doctors, patients, caregivers, an economist, veterinarians, and an education advocate, it is beneficial for use at home, in doctors' offices, or when meeting with school officials or disability lawyers. See www.mylymeguide.com to purchase or to inquire about bulk rates and consulting services.
INTERNATIONAL AND AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS OF CLINICAL NUTRITIONISTS (IAACN): 972-407-9089
A multi-disciplinary professional membership organization, including MD’s, DO’s, DDS’s, DC’s , RPh’s, and BS, MS, and PhD clinical nutritionists. Their annual conference is extraordinary and includes cutting edge speakers with information you can’t afford to miss. Contact the National Office for membership, special seminar and annual symposium information.
CLINICAL NUTRITION CERTIFICATION BOARD (CNCB): 972-250-2829
This board provides postgraduate certification courses and national/international examinations for those seeking upper level training in clinical nutrition. In addition, certification services are available to many complementary disciplines. Contact the Credentials Office for eligibility information.
Mosby Publishers: 800-544-6678
A part of Harcourt Science Publications. Their website provides access to books related to healthcare. We recommend "Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference" by Pagana and Pagana, as an inexpensive, well organized source of information on blood testing. Type "Laboratory Test" in the search window to see other titles on this subject.
Another highly recommended book is "Biochemical and Physiological Aspects of Human Nutrition" by Stipanuk. Mosby has a CD and book entitled Drug Consult which features unbiased information on prescription drugs and also a number of herbal remedies. There is a section on the CD-rom for drug/lab interactions, which will be of benefit to all using laboratory blood chemistry.
BUILDING FOR HEALTH MATERIALS CENTER
Environmentally friendly products including Lock Out and Carpet Seal to stop out gassing of harmful chemicals from carpeting.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE
The AAAOM is the oldest and largest national membership organization of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) practitioners and supporters that serves to advance the profession and practice of AOM. The mission of the AAAOM is to support our members and the AOM community through education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy in our commitment to facilitate access to the highest quality of healthcare in the United States.
They offer educational and certification programs for aromatherapy. Our longtime friend, Miguel Cisneros, has offered courses in aromatherapy for many years. He has taught at Florida International University and Miami-Dade Community College as well through his own venue.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR HOMEOPATHY: 703-548-7790
A non-profit organization that promotes knowledge and understanding of homeopathy. Excellent monthly newsletter (Homeopathy Today) and an outstanding annual conference featuring highly acclaimed speakers.
HOMEOPATHIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICES: 510-649-0294
A great source for all things homeopathic - books, videos, remedies - headed by Dana Ullman, who also coordinates the National Center's annual conference.
HOLISTIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Advancing the cause of healthy dentistry. A great resource for the dental community that features an excellent annual conference with top speakers.
Our good friend, Dr. Steve Green, was president of this organization when PCS first opened.